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Sisters Increase Awareness of Hereditary Breast Cancer, May 17, 2013, Times Dispatch
The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation: A Patient Faces Her Cancer Risk Head On, May 16, 2013, The NorthShore University Health System
Questions About Genetics And Cancer? DFW Women Say, Come Ask Them, May 16, 2013, KERA Radio Dallas
Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Comforts Other Women Who Make Same Dramatic Choice, May 16, 2013, Silicon Valley Mercury News
I’m 25 and I Have the Angie Gene, May 15, 2013, The Daily Beast
Angelina Jolie's Choice is Clear to One Who Faced It, May 15, 2013, Los Angeles Times
Angelina Jolie’s Preventive Surgery Shows Harsh Choices, May 15, 2013, The Boston Globe
I Had the Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Surgery, May 15, 2013, New York Magazine
Angelina Jolie, Breast Cancer Game-Changer, May 15, 2013, Wall Street Journal
Genetic Mutation Leads Colorado Springs Woman to Take Ultimate Preventative Measures, May 15, 2013, Colorado Gazette
Cancer Risk Forces Tough Choices, May 15, 2013, Delaware News Journal
Testing For The BRCA Gene, May 15, 2013, CBS
MN Women Consider Prevention, May 15, 2013, KMSP – TV FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul
Double Mastectomy Decision is Personal Choice For Women With Gene Mutation, May 15, 2013, RTV 6 The Indy Channel (Indianapolis)
Jewish Women Call Angelina Jolie Inspiration For Breast Cancer Surgery, May 15, 2013, Jewish Daily Forward
Lifesaver Jolie Inspires Gals to Call Docs, May 15, 2013, New York Post, May 15, 2013, New York Post
Sisters Hope Angelina Jolie's Announcement Helps Save Lives, May 15, 2013, WPLG Local 10 News Miami
What Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Means to Breast Cancer Advocates,, May 14, 2013, Washington Post
Jolie's Cancer Risk Shared By Others With Genetic Flaw, May 14, 2013, USA Today
Doctors, Patients Praise Jolie's Openness on Surgery, May 14, 2013, USA Today
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy News Shocks, Enlightens, May 14, 2013, USA Today
Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Highlights Tough Decisions on Genetic Screening, May 14, 2013, Boston Globe/Boston.com
Former Ch. 5 Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Reveals Breast Cancer, Surgery Plans, May 14, 2013, Chicago Tribune
Angelina Jolie’s Preventive Double Mastectomy Encourages Dallas-Area Women at Risk, May 14, 2013, Dallas Morning News
Angelina Jolie's Decision Draws Praise From Tampa Bay Patients, Physicians, May 14, 2013, Tampa Bay Times
Genetic Counseling Can Help Women At Risk For Breast Cancer, May 14, 2013, NPR
Women Have More Options For Breast Cancer Surgery, May 14, 2013, FOX 5 Washington, DC
HEALTH WATCH: Mastectomy Messages, May 14, 2013, FOX 5 Washington, DC
Well Beyond a Diagnosis #89: FORCE, May 14, 2013, Smart Medicine TV
Jolie Praised For Writing About Double Mastectomy, May 14, 2013, 2013, Tampa Tribune
Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Westchester Women Who Took The Same Road, May 14, 2013, Newsday
Local Double Mastectomy Patient Speaks Out After Angelina Jolie's Admission, May 14, 2013, 19 Action News Cleveland
My Whole World Came Crashing Down, May 14, 2013, FOX 13 Tampa
Local Woman, Expert Talk About Cancer Risk Prevention, May 14, 2013, ABC 13 KRDO Colorado
Montco Mom Says Angelina Jolie’s Decision Was Hers,Too, May 14, 2013, CBS Philly
Seattle Woman Says She's Walked in Angelina Jolie's Shoes, May 14, 2013, KING 5 News Seattle
Like Angelina Jolie, Some Local Women Have Procedure, May 14, 2013, Journal News
Easton Woman Relates to Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy, May 14, 2013, WFMZ-TV 69 News Allentown, PA
Joanne Kelly Shares Angelina Jolie's Emotional Journey, May 14, 2013 KSDK News 5 St. Louis
Angelina Jolie's Life-Saving Revelation, May 14, 2013, Brogan & Partners Blog
Kara DioGuardi Credits Stacey Sager For Saving Her Life, May 3, 2013, ABC News
South Florida Jews Help Unearth Clues to Genetic Diseases, April 25, 2013, SunSentinel
Making a Difference, One Step at a Time, April 23, 2013, The Davis Enterprise
Patenting Your DNA, April 23, 2013, The Kojo Nnamdi Show
FORCE Guest Blogger Sue Friedman on New York Group for Plastic Surgery Support for Hereditary Cancer Resources, April 18, 2013, New York Group for Plastic Surgery Blog
Jewish Ethics and Biotech Innovation Clash in Supreme Court’s BRCA Gene Case, April 18, 2013, The Jewish Daily Forward
Supreme Court Hears Cancer Gene Patent Case, April 16, 2013, WUSA 9
A Breast Cancer Movie Worth Seeing, March 14, 2013, CURE Magazine
Patricia Blumenthal: In Her Own Words, March 12, 2013,
Vanderbilt-Ingram Center Center
Risk Management: Living in the Past, Present and Future with Genetic Risk, March 12, 2013, CURE Magazine
Plan of Attack, March 4, 2013, Capital Style
3 Things You Must Do Before Getting DNA Tested, March 2013, Oprah.com
When Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health, March 2013, The Oprah Magazine
The Basser Research Center at PENN, Winter 2013, PENN Health for Women Newsletter
Prom Dress Exchange to Benefit Cancer Research, January 15, 2013, Cincinnati.com
Double Mastectomies on the Rise, January 11, 2013, CNN
Preventing Cancer: The Buzz Surrounding Beauty Queen’s Preventive Mastectomy Decision, January 11, 2013, FOX 9 Minneapolis News
One-Woman Musical Looks Back With Laughter at a Tough Call, January 9, 2013, SnoValley Star
Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, December 14, 2012, Nursing Times
Surgical Options for Mastectomy and Reconstruction, December 13, 2012, The Washington Post
Fruits, Veggies Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk, December 6, 2012, WebMD
Dancing Through the Darkness: A Young Colorado Springs Woman Makes a Move to Stop Cancer Before it Can Strike, Fall 2012, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Local Woman Shares About Double Mastectomy, November 5, 2012, NBC 7 San Diego News
Genetic Counseling Program Attends Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park, October 22, 2012, The Bulletin Arcadia University
Mutations and Men, October 16, 2012, The Jewish Week
Confronting the Silent Killer, October 10, 2012, The Jewish Week
Killing Breast Cancer Before it Kills You, October 10, 2012, The Coastal Source
FORCE Brings Cancer ‘Previvors’ Together, October 10, 2012, Memphis Daily News
The Right Choice, October 9, 2012, Jewish Journal
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day: Acknowledging Heredity, October 3, 2012, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Radical Surgery a Growing Option for High-Risk Women, October 2, 2012, Delaware News Journal
National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week: September 23-30 National Previvor Day: Wednesday, September 26, October 1, 2012, Miami Community Newspaper
Why I Gave Up My Breasts, October, Fitness Magazine
Mother-Daughter Battle Syndrome – National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week Begins Today, September 23, 2012, The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register
Previvor Urges Prevention in Fighting Cancer, September 19, 2012, New Jersey Jewish Times
Fumbled DNA Tests Mean Peril for Breast-Cancer Patients, September 10, 2012, Bloomberg News
Know Your Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks: Does Cancer Run in Your Family? (PDF) Fall 2012, AvMed Health Plans: Good Health Report
Cincinnati/NKY FORCE celebrates National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week September 9, 2012 Cincinnati.com
Kate Berges wants us to know about the value of genetic testing, Friday, August 24, 2012, New Haven Register
Delays Plague Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research, August 14, 2012, The Jewish Daily Forward
The Family Cancer Tree, June 27, 2012 Cancer Today
Easton woman reduces cancer risk with double mastectomy, May 26, 2012, The Express-Times
Blessing in Disguise, May 10, 2012, The Jerusalem Post
Risky Surgical Business, May 8, 2012, The Jewish Week
Stanford Web tool helps patients weigh cancer risk, April 23, 2012,
San Francisco Chronicle
For Some, Genetic Counseling Is a Lifelong Necessity, Cure Magazine, Spring 2012
Genetic Testing on Brink of Boom, April 5, 2012, Palm Beach Post
Woman tackles cancer aggressively, March 15, 2012, StLouisToday
Force for life Moscow woman starts local chapter for women at risk of breast, other cancers, March 11, 2012, TheTimes-Tribute.Com
Jewish genetic cancer focus of program, February 17, 2012, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online
BRCA gene: should parents communicate risk?, January 9, 2012, Huffington Post: Healthy Living
More at high risk of breast cancer choose double mastectomies, November 16, 2011, WTSP 10 News, Chicago
Previvors: Genetically targeted to get breast cancer, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 3, 2011
Renew Denim swaps pants for a cure, The California Aggie (online edition), September 27, 2011
Jean exchange and sale to raise awareness for genetic cancers.
Local women promote National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, Ann Arbor, Michigan coordinators and volunteers celebrate HBOC Week, September 25, 2011
FORCE hopes to raise awareness of gene mutations for breast, ovarian cancer, Florida Weekly, September 22, 2011
Amy Byer Shainman is volunteer outreach coodinator for FORCE in Palm Beach County. ... She chose to have preventive surgeries to reduce her cancer risk.
Genetic Cancer Risk Creates Difficult Choices, March 29, 2011
A personal story from columnist Brook Wirtschafter.
The Genes that Bind, Cure Magazine, Summer 2010
When and how to share risk information with kids. An article featuring FORCE member Sara Reveles-Pellegrini.
Hometown Hero: Amy Yoffe, February, 2011
Facing her own mortality, Amy Yoffe has become a force to be reckoned with.
Yes, They're Fake. My Real Ones Tried to Kill Me, MSNBC, October, 2010
News coverage of previvor, Claudia Gilmore, National HBOC Week and Previvor Day.
CSPAN: Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Coverage of Rep. Chaffetz' comments prior to the voting on H Res #1522.
It's Official: National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and Previvor Day, Denver Examiner, September 15, 2010, Judy Mouchawar, MD, MSPH. Article coveraging the passage of H Res #1522 with a shout out to FORCE.
Congress passess Wasserman Schultz resolution on breast, ovarian cancers
Sun Sentinel.Com, September 15th, 2010
Coverage of the passage of resolution creating a national Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness week.
Preventive surgery reduces cancer risk
Good Morning America - September 1, 2010
GMA segment on new research published in JAMA featuring Sandy Cohen, Director of Volunteer Programs
Breast cancer education act sponsor to receive award at conference focused on hereditary links (pdf)
Jewish Press of Tampa - May 28, 2010
Article about FORCE Annual Conference and presentation of first annual Spirit of Empowerment Awards for advocacy to honor Representative Wasserman Schultz.
Program features fashion, fact about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (pdf)
The Oakland Press - June 4, 2010
Article covers "In Our Genes" educational event. Quotes Ellyn Davidson, Michigan FORCE Outreach Coordinator who participated in the program.
Bye Bye Boobies
The New York Jewish Week - May 13, 2010
Covers "goodbye boob parties" for women facing mastectomy. Article quotes Sue Friedman.
Sister Sac - Back on the track
Cincinnati.com - March 26, 2010
A Time Bomb: Tough Choices Abound (pdf)
Washington Jewish Week - Washington DC - October 16,2009
Recounts hereditary stories of DC area outreach coordinator Lisa Schlager and DC FORCE members while emphasizing importance of genetic counseling and testing in Jewish community.
What PAs should know before they refer patients to a genetic counselor
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - New York, NY - September 10, 2009
Rush to Genetic Testing May Not Always Be the Best Approach
Carroll County Times - Maryland - May 21, 2009
Maryland Outreach Coordinator, Leslee Gold shares her story.
The Heaviest Heart: Guilt and Genetic Disease
ABC News, March 24, 2009
Article highlighting the guilt that accompanies hereditary disease. The article features an interview with outreach coordinator and Director of Development Debbie Sokolov and her family.
Going Under the Knife to Head Off Cancer
ABC News, March 2, 2009
An article about weighing the risks of prophylactic surgeries featuring FORCE Member and coordinator Lisa Held (NYC) and Bethany Cove.
For Women with Cancer Gene, New Surgery Support (pdf)
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2009
Dealing Day By Day
Jewish Exponent, November 26, 2008
Article about FORCE outreach in Philadelphia and involvement in screening of In the Family. Special focus on FORCE member and outreach coordinator, Sandy Cohen and her participation in the film.
Is It In Your Genes?
Tampa Tribune, October 11, 2008
Interviews with FORCE founder Sue Friedman, and geneticist, researcher, and FORCE board director Dr. Rebecca Sutphen.
Would you have surgery to prevent cancer?
Peoria Journal Star, September 28, 2008
This article features the story of Peoria outreach coordinator and previvor, Catherine D'Souza, and chronicles the choices she made after testing positive for a BRCA mutation.
Better to know? Debating gene tests for kids
This article explores the issues surrounding genetic testing for BRCA in children. The article includes interviews with FORCE members Jill and Jenna Stoller, and FORCE Director Sue Friedman.
Breast Cancer Gene Test for Girls: Too Soon?
ABC.COM, June 5, 2008
Article presents discussion of genetic testing for BRCA in minors and provides several sides of the debate. Includes interview with Detroit FORCE outreach coordinator, Ellyn Davidson.
Cancer Gene is Tie that Binds (pdf)
Detroit Free Press, March, 2008
For sisters, years of fear, blood tests and mastectomies have paved the way for hope, featuring the story of Amy Rauch Neilson.
Would you? Could you?
Colorado Springs Independent, November 15, 2007
Columnist and FORCE member, Jill Thomas chronicles her family history of cancer, her discovery of her BRCA mutation, and attending the first Colorado FORCE network meeting.
Leawood woman makes a pre-emptive strike.
Kansas City Star, Nov. 07
FORCE member and calendar model Kelly Braun's moving story about how hereditary breast cancer claimed her mother and then came after her, and about her decisions for managing her cancer risk.
Living with the Cancer Gene
Nightline, October 11, 2007
FORCE members Susan Davis and her family discuss what it is like for a family coping with many of the family members carrying a mutation
Peering Into the Future
Newsweek, Dec 11, 2006
Article about genetic testing mentions FORCE and includes photo of FORCE Director of Development, Debbie Sokolov
Fighting the Odds
The Jewish Week, July 28, 2006
This article about BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jews includes interviews with FORCE members Ariela Noy, Debra Stephan, and FORCE Director of Volunteer Programs, Barbara Pfeiffer. It first appeared in The Jewish Week but is available online through another website.
Articles by Sue Friedman, Executive Director of FORCE
Investing in Cancer Prevention: Giving High-Risk Stakeholders a Place at the Table
Oncology Times, September 17, 2005
DNA, The Link Between Past and Future
CURE, Summer, 2004
Sharing the gift of medical information
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Newsletter, Summer/Fall, 2002
Making Tough Choices, Living With Fear
The Boston Globe, April 15, 2001
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